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Hundreds attend birthday party for Beaufort

Jan 18, 2011 11:04:00 AM - thestate.com
Hundreds of people gathered to hear the Parris Island Marine Corps Band play "Happy Birthday" and enjoy cupcakes at Beaufort's 300th birthday party.

The Beaufort Gazette reported the Monday event had been set for the city's waterfront park but rainy weather forced it to be moved to the performing arts center at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort.

Mayor Billy Keyserling urged the crowd to help make the town an even better place to live. He called the city one of the most special places in the world.

Monday's event was one of a series of events marking Beaufort's birthday. The city received its original British charter on Jan. 17, 1711.

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